Shoveling Snow is not Easy Task

Winter weather is right around the corner which means it is time to pull out the old snow shovel and get moving! Shoveling snow is no easy task, burning up to 230 calories or so every half hour is a lot of hard work. After, your body is tired and sore leaving you feeling stiff later in the day. In order to combat discomfort, Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services has on staff, experienced physical therapists and chiropractors to help!

After spending part of the Idaho winter hunched over a shovel, neck pain can become a reoccurring issue. To decrease pain, STARS’ physical therapists and chiropractors will review your symptoms, evaluate the neck, and diagnose the source for the pain. In some cases, neck pain can stem directly from the neck; however, it can also stem from the back, a weak core, as well as osteoarthritis and degenerative disc diseases in the body. Once the source of pain has been diagnosed, they will look at your posture, alignment, and range of motion in order to decide the next best course of treatment. This could include manual therapy, adjustments, and targeted key exercises.